GUI Design Studio 3.0 Does Vista, Ribbons and More – Beta Available

April 14th, 2008

Your ability to create rapid user interface designs and application prototypes without coding is about to get better with the upcoming release of GUI Design Studio 3.0.

You can now gain early access to 3.0 through our Beta Program but first, here’s a few details about the new version:

  • With version 3.0, GUI Design Studio has now fully embraced Windows Vista. It was already Vista compatible but all of the elements have now been re-styled to provide the Vista look and feel in addition to the existing XP, NT (Classic) and Outline styles.

    Vista Style Dialog (top portion)

    These are not separate elements, of course. You can change the style at any time to see what your designs will look like on different Windows platforms or to show an “unfinished mockup” look for review purposes.

  • We’ve had so many requests from customers for Ribbon Bar elements that we’ve added full support for this type of interface. Now you can create designs that follow the Microsoft Office 2007 style or just experiment to see what works best for your application by comparing a Ribbon Bar design with a more traditional menus and toolbars design.

    Here’s a sneak peak at a Ribbon Bar design created in Beta 2 (available soon):

    Ribbon Bar Design (section)

  • For Web Application designs we’ve added a new feature to make rollover effects easy. Although rollovers were possible before, it was tricky to get them right and maintain the correct navigation behaviour. Now they’re simple to do and very flexible. This will be available soon in Beta 2.

  • If you’ve struggled to get tabbed interfaces to simulate properly in earlier versions of GUI Design Studio or just found them tricky then you’ll like the changes in version 3.0. We’ve listened to all of the feedback from customers and now made them really simple to create.

  • These are just a few of the 20+ enhancements and fixes in the new version.


If you’re a customer wondering about upgrading from your current version or if you need to purchase GUI Design Studio before the new release becomes available then don’t worry because version 3.0 will be a free upgrade for all customers.

About the beta program…

We’re currently putting the finishing touches onto version 3.0 and although the feature list has been nailed down now, there’s still time to influence the final release.

If you’d like to get an early peak at version 3.0 and provide us with feedback to ensure we’ve covered everything we need to, then you’ll want to get on the beta program now.

With thousands of users, we won’t be able to accept everyone so places will be limited. Act now to secure your place and click this link to join the Beta Program!

We look forward to hearing from you.


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